Welcome to Research Bow!

A postgraduate research blog from and for the PGRs of the School of Health in Social Science.

About us

Research Bow was launched in March 2019 with the vision to create a platform to share advice, experiences and news with our community of postgraduate research (PGR) students in the School of Health in Social...

Meet the team

Meet our passionate and enthusiastic team of editors, proofreaders, social media managers and much valued reviewers! If you want to be involved in any of these roles all you have to do is to get...

Our Contributors

Research Bow would not exist without the contribution of our inspiring and keen PGR blog authors who chose our platform to share their honest experiences, exciting initiatives and valuable tips and pieces of advice. We...

Read our latest blogs:

(Mis)managing Expectations- A Throwback!

PhD life is perceived to be all about research and knowledge and round table discussions about high-end intellectual ideas and...
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R you ready for R?

This blog post is a guide for using R for reproducible data processing and analysis. Today we will work with...
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Welcome to another Research Bow year!

It’s a new academic year and we want to say “welcome (back) to our PGR cohort”! Research Bow is a platform...
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Rhys-earch Bow

It is probably fair to say that all of us have procrastinated at some point during our PGR career. However,...
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Featured category of the month: PhD Life & Milestones

In this category you can find reflections, tips and advice for any stage of your PhD from First Year Annual Reviews to Online Recruitment, Tutoring and Vivas. You can also find how to join exciting PGR reps initiatives, staying connected with the PGR community. Would you like to share your experiences and tips? Contact us at research.bow@ed.ac.uk

(Mis)managing Expectations- A Throwback!

PhD life is perceived to be all about research and knowledge and round table discussions about high-end intellectual ideas and what not. But is it...
Read More "(Mis)managing Expectations- A Throwback!"

R you ready for R?

This blog post is a guide for using R for reproducible data processing and analysis. Today we will work with this totally legitimate longitudinal dataset...
Read More "R you ready for R?"

Getting Systematically Meta – A Guide To Conducting Systematic Reviews And Meta-Analyses. Part 2.

Welcome back intrepid systematic meta fans. In the last exciting post, we covered the steps involved in planning review studies. This sequel post will guide...
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Getting Systematically Meta – A Guide To Conducting Systematic Reviews And Meta-Analyses. Part 1.

In this special 2-part blog post, our authors will take us on a detailed guide of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. To any of you...
Read More "Getting Systematically Meta – A Guide To Conducting Systematic Reviews And Meta-Analyses. Part 1."

Welcome to another Research Bow year!

It’s a new academic year and we want to say “welcome (back) to our PGR cohort”! Research Bow is a platform by PGRs for PGRs, and...
Read More "Welcome to another Research Bow year!"

Beyond the PhD

Doing a PhD is a great challenge that requires discipline, vision, organization, motivation and passion. Throughout the three, four, or more years of the program,...
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The importance of being idle

Here I am, working my way through the 2nd year of the PhD studies at the scary time where we might be transitioning from face...
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All about Tutoring- Editor Series

First ask yourself “why do you want to tutor?” Is it to gain a new experience? Improve your teaching skills? Money? Accreditation? Once you have...
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Learning by Doing – Get the most out of an internship with the Scottish Government!

Each PhD journey is unique whether we want it or not. We sometimes find ourselves running through smooth valleys and other times struggling to even...
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